Chris Daughtry went home? Chris?!
Ryan Seacrest said that the votes have spoken. But all that proves is that reasonable people don't necessarily have time to spend two hours with the telephone every week, calling and re-calling the same phone numbers.
Out of loyalty to Katharine, I will probably watch next week; but if she leaves, would I watch a finale between Taylor and Elliot? I don't know. Taylor at least entertains me. Both guys can sing, but if it weren't for my respect for Heather's and Jessi's opinion--two good friends of mine who like his music and image--I might make a snide comment here about Elliot's ten fans and their phone-dialing skills.
The departure of Chris Daughtry poses another question: Is American Idol really well set up to produce superstars? How many of today's top rock, country and pop stars would do well in such a competition, being asked to sing different styles of music which might or might not be suitable for their voices or personalities?
Ah well. I will say this: If Chris makes an album, I'll buy it. If he makes an album with Walk The Line on it, I'll buy it the day it comes out.